www/74407: Please add us to the list of FreeBSD vendors on
chris at unixpages.org
Sun Nov 28 14:54:49 PST 2004
On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 10:10:10PM +0000, Ceri Davies wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 01:06:35PM -0800, Murray Stokely wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 01:50:16PM +0000, Christian Brueffer wrote:
> > > > www.cheeplinux.com is a UK based website selling the latest stable & cutt=
> > > ing edge FreeBSD software. Orders are shipped same-day worldwide.
> > > > >How-To-Repeat:
> > > > =20
> > >
> > > I assume you want to be listet in 'CD and DVD Sets' section of the
> > > 'Obtaining FreeBSD' handbook appendix?
> > > (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mirrors.html)
> > >
> > > If so, please submit an entry similar to the other ones listed.
> > Should we at least be asking these companies what they are doing for
> > the FreeBSD Community? Do we really want to support a company called
> > cheaplinux.com and dilute the mindshare of supporting FreeBSD vendors?
> > We never used to list companies like cheapbytes.com in the past, but
> > that seems to have changed in the past 2 years. We no longer have a
> > single official vendor, but cheaplinux.com is no daemonnews or
> > freebsdmall.
> I think the question comes down to whether we want to list vendors or
> not. If it's a requirement that you contribute Fixnum % of your takings
> to the FF (or whatever), then we should say so and everyone will know
> where they stand. Or we should get an official vendor. There is no
> way to make the call otherwise.
That's the question indeed. Both ways have it's pros and cons. In the
past vendors just got added when they requested it, so I continued this
I don't really have an opinion on which way to choose...
Christian Brueffer chris at unixpages.org brueffer at FreeBSD.org
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